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La Liga giants set to go head-to-head for Man United midfielder next summer

La Liga giants Barcelona are reportedly considering snatching Manchester United’s Paul Pogba away from Real Madrid on a free transfer when the Frenchman’s contract expires next summer.

Pogba, 27, rejoined United from Juventus in 2016 after departing the Reds’ youth academy four years prior with the Frenchman’s second Old Trafford coming cost the United hierarchy a whopping £94.5m as per TransferMarkt.

United’s World Cup winning midfielder has featured in a total of 168 matches for the Reds’ first-team in all competitions and has been directly involved in 66 goals during a four-year spell which has seen him win just two major trophies.

However, despite the Frenchman putting in some world-class performances for United, Pogba has also experienced some shambolic on-field performances which has seen him come under fire from fans and pundits alike.

The most recent speculation surrounding the midfielder’s future came from the man himself who spoke of his dreams to play for Real Madrid whilst on international duty, as quoted by Sky Sports he said: “Many things have been said.

“Of course, every football would love to play for Real Madrid and would dream about that. It’s a dream of mine, so why not one day?

“But I’m at Manchester United and I love my club. I play for Manchester United, I want to perform well for them and do everything to get them back to where they deserve to be.”

However, despite Pogba’s recent declaration of love for Real Madrid, according to a report from Mundo Deportivo it could be Spanish rivals Barcelona who are leading the charge to land United’s highly-rated midfielder.

Mundo Deportivo’s report claims that due to the Catalonian giants precarious financial situation due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 26 times La Liga champions could be set to snap the Frenchman up on a free transfer once his contract with United expires next summer.

It is believed that alongside Pogba, Barcelona have a free agent transfer list including the likes of Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, Bayern Munich’s David Alaba, PSG’s Angel Di Maria and AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma.

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